Well, what did you think I meant??
The babies are now 11 days old and their eyes are open, just a tad. I cleaned their moms cage today and took them out for a while to see how they are developing. It is just amazing to me that they are already getting a personality.
The little black one is very energetic. He is definitely the fastest. The bigger fawn one has long slender ears and head. He is very strong and vigorous. The little fawn one has weak floppy ears and a round head. The smallest and most delicate of the three.
Six Days old and the bunnies are growing. We lost the little runt, so now there are 3 little French Angora babies.
It looks as though we will have 2 Fawn colored and 1 Black. The remaining 3 kits are healthy and vigorous.
Those who know me know that I am not the worlds greatest housekeeper. Why dust when you can spin or knit or read or something far more enjoyable. But this has gone too far! The dust bunnies are truely multiplying at my house.
We’ve had quite a cold snap here in Michigan and one of my French Angora bunnies, Mocha, was expected to have babies… so I brought her in the house. All of the cages were covered in ice and snow, so I made a little home for her in an empty Rubbermaid tote and put it in my daughter Caity’s room to keep her safe from the dog and cats.
Wednesday night I check on Mocha and all was well. Thursday morning I opened the door to Cait’s room and saw Mocha dash under the bed. Oh my! I thought. I’m late for work and now I have to try and fish a bunny out from under the bed.
Well, I sent little Caity under the bed to get Mocha. All of a sudden the exclaims “a bunny! a bunny! It’s a baby bunny!” As you know… wherever there is one dust bunny, there are usually more. So I made my husband go underthe bed for the dust bunny extraction. Mocha had delivered a litter of 4 little dust bunnies under Caity’s bed.
Mom and kits have now been relocated to a cage in the kitchen and the little buns are safely in the nesting box. Mocha is taking very good care of them and doesn’t seem to mind that we had to remove them from their original home.
I hope to keep a doe and a buck from this litter because they have an excellent bloodline. If you are interested in reserving a rabbit from this or from future litters, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the world of bunnies, you can sometimes see a family resemblance, and sometimes…. not! Of course as a breeder, I love the variety of colors that we can get in a litter. Princess Rose’s litter is a good example of that. We have 2 white, 2 chocolate, 2 agouti, and a black. But take a look at these two sibblings. Born to the same litter. I call them brothers, though I don’t yet know their gender. They just remind me of a big and little brother. Sorry for the picture quality. These little ones are so fast it is very difficult to point and shoot before they hop away.
My daughter read one of my updates and was wondering how we could have bunnies coming out of our ears. Well, though it is an interesting mental picture, it is not entirely true. We do have quite a few bunnies right now and soon they will be looking for homes. My goal was to have a nice selection for the Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival in September, and we will!
For those interested here is the update on the 3 litters.
Pearl is a French Angora and gave birth to a litter of 4 on June 14. All are doing well and are eatting everything they can get. Very healthy and lovely buns. 3 white and one broken fawn. Not yet sexed. They look like they will be weaned and ready to go by August 2.
Princess Rose gave birth on July 7th to a litter of 9 English Angoras. We lost one, but have 8 lovely babies in a wide variety of colors. I see some Torte or Agouti, Black, White and maybe some Blue or Lilac. They should be ready by the first of September.
Then Feather had a litter of 3 English Angora kits on July 9th. Feather is a rare Blue Eyed White and was bred to Eclipse, who also carries the Blue Eyed gene. She has 2 black and 1 white kit. We have to wait for the eyes to open, but she should have a BEW. They will also be ready to go by early Septemeber.
If you have any interest in reserving a kit, please email me with your request. All buns come with pedigree.
This is for all the moms who have put off buying new underwear so their kids could have new shoes. For all the moms that eat the pizza crust so that nothing goes to waste. For all the vericose veins, cellulite, stretch marks, bags and sags…..
Princess Rose sacrificed her crowning glory to make a cozy nest for her little ones. I wish I had a better before picture, but the after tells is all.